MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive122% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory29.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180308
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 06:41
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-8700K-$368
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 136
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 543
QC Mixed 523
120% 530 Pts
MC Int 960
MC Float 1,126
MC Mixed 1,048
156% 1,045 Pts
Poor: 92%
This bench: 107%
Great: 123%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1025 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
67.5% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 161
Parallax 258
70% 209 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 165
Splatting 178
66% 157 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$68
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 457 448 423 373 380 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 457
Mixed 431
SusWrite 418
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 57.6
191% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 294
239% 339 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 122%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.9% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 22.9
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23.2
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 121%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) Builds (Compare 16,081 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $913
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Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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